The Musical Imagination: Re-imagining a Sound Education Through Musical Boundary Play
The purpose of this study is to understand what musical boundary play can look like when beginner musicians work with professional musicians with an emphasis on composition. In doing so, my goal is to investigate how music education can be re-imagined through the lenses of boundary objects and boundary play by engaging non-professional musicians in collaborative sound creation, improvisation, and composition along with a professional musician. The literature reviewed for this research explores the epistemological perspectives connected to music education and situates musical boundary play as an alternative approach to the more prevalent paradigms of music education in K-12 settings. A qualitative multiple-case study design was chosen to seek an in-depth understanding of the role of boundary objects and musical boundary play. The study will gather relevant data using audio and video recordings of musical boundary play, artifacts, and observations. Findings from this study can offer insight to the development of a more inclusive music education and potentially yield a pedagogical framework for music education based on musical boundary play, the musical imagination.
Musical Boundary Play, Music Education, Boundary Play, Pivots and the Figured World, Boundary Object, Musical Boundary Object, Music Pedagogy
Cutler, M. J. (2022). The Musical Imagination: Re-imagining a Sound Education Through Musical Boundary Play (Doctoral thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from https://prism.ucalgary.ca.